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animate
used in 1776

5 uses
  • But troops properly inspired, and animated by a just confidence in their leader will often exceed expectation, or the limits of probability.
    p. 284.4
  • Your exertions in the cause of freedom, guided by wisdom and animated by zeal and courage, have gained you the love and confidence of your grateful countrymen; and they look to you, who are experienced veterans, and trust that you will still be the guardians of America.
    p. 62.7
  • "Great activity and animation are observed among our officers and soldiers who manifest an anxious desire to have a conflict with the enemy," wrote the ever-perceptive Dr. James Thacher, who predicted either a "general assault on the town of Boston, or the erection of works on the Heights of Dorchester, or both."
    p. 86.4
  • "His Excellency General Washington is present animating and encouraging the soldiers," recorded Thacher, "and they in return manifest their joy, and express a warm desire for the approach of the enemy."
    p. 95.3
  • "The faces that had been saddened by the disasters of yesterday assumed a gleam of animation on our approach, accompanied with a murmur .... that 'These were the lads that might do something.'
    p. 183.1

There are no more uses of "animate" in 1776.

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